ON Completes Sanyo Buy

PHOENIX and TOKYO — ON Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: ONNN), today announced the completion of the acquisition of SANYO Semiconductor Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of SANYO Electric, and other assets related to SANYO Electric’s semiconductor business, by ON Semiconductor. Under the terms of the purchase agreement, ON Semiconductor paid approximately ¥11.8 billion ($144 million) in cash…

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SIA Releases Nov. Chip Data

WASHINGTON — The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today reported that worldwide semiconductor sales in November were $26.0 billion, a decrease of 0.9% from the prior month when sales were $26.2 billion. Sales increased by 14.4 percent from November 2009 when sales were $22.7 billion. Year-to date sales through November were $271.8 billion, up 34.0% from…

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High-Tech Sun Rising and Setting in China

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has its corporate office in Bentonville, Arkansas, but the $405 billion revenue company's chief procurement officer is based in Shenzhen, China. For most high-tech procurement professionals the road to plum career job nowadays runs right through China and, in many cases, will terminate in China. The shift of procurement functions to China…

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LED Supply and Demand Picture for 2011

Anyone that did any holiday shopping in electronics stores probably noticed the latest generation of TVs sets with LED backlighting. Like the first HD liquid-crystal display (LCD), LED backlighting is a noticeable improvement in TV technology. “Consumers are attracted to LED-backlit LCD TVs by attributes including their thinner form factors, improved picture quality, better color…

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MaxLinear Names CFO

CARLSBAD, CA — MaxLinear Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a leading provider of integrated radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for broadband communication applications, today announced that Adam C. Spice will be joining MaxLinear, Inc. as its Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. From 2000 until 2009, Mr. Spice worked in senior financial management and operational…

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What not to look for in 2011

High-tech companies may talk the talk when it comes to green, but when it comes to prioritizing supply chain goals, sustainability ranks low on companies' “to do” list. A survey conducted by {complink 7014|IDC} and UPS ranks sustainability as a top priority for only 19 percent of the high-tech companies surveyed. IDC's Simon Ellis wrote…

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Broadcom Completes Gigle Networks Buy

IRVINE, CA — Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Gigle Networks Inc., a privately-held company that develops system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for home networking over power lines. In connection with the acquisition, Broadcom paid approximately $75 million to acquire…

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